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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
is defiant as police investigate the weekend fire that targeted his law offices. joe vasquez with the mayor declaring he won't be intimidated. joe? >> reporter: you can see the damage on the law office behind me, and now we're learning of yet another arson fire reported today just a few blocks away. the new fire at a storage facility behind the village cocktail lounge was called in just after 6:00 this morning. investigators say it appears that the arsonist successfully torched the shed outback, destroying the contents, and see the torch marks on the windowsills? that appears to be another arson attempt at another store next door at a strip mall, but that attempt failed. the new fire is three blocks away from the fire that ripped through the law offices of vallejo mayor osby davis on saturday morning. police are not sure whether the two arsons are related. in the immediate aftermath of saturday's fire, mayor davis had tears streaming down his cheeks. >> whatever attempts are necessary to identify and arrest the persons responsible for this malicious, cowardly act, i'm sure they will do. >>
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: today he showed a face of resolve. he did say that his law office has been the target of vandalism in the past, specifically rocks thrown through the windows. the mayor clearly believes its some kind of message of intimidation. >> let me make it very, very clear. it has failed. i am nowt not now, nor will i ever be, intimidated by such cowardly acts of conduct. >> reporter: vallejo police are still saying they do not know who caused this. >> i think there could be. until we know for sure, we have to look at it in those terms. >> reporter: there's some criticism from some aspects of the community here for supporting the police in some officer-involved shootings recently. but police are not saying whether that might be the motivation for this fire. they're not citing any evidence whatsoever of the so-called domestic terrorism. now that there's been a second arson just down the street, the question comes up, could this just be a firebug that has absolutely no statement whatsoever to make? reporting live in vallejo, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >>> the other big story we're follow
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
pretenses. >> reporter: the state says no can do. >> there is no mechanism right now in state law to have us refund money to the foundation. we have reached out to them. we would like to have a conversation with them about that. we would like to keep that partnership alive. >> they have never tried to reach us and there hasn't been any email contact either. >> reporter: the briggs say the damage is done in trust and money. another $20 million that was pledged is evaporating. >> we had big donors lined up and we don't have them anymore as a result of this fiasco. >> reporter: if they can't get their refunds, the volunteer group wants a memorandum of understanding with the state that their money, the $279,000 they already wrote a check for, can only be used for henry coe state park. that was the presumption that a lot of people, allen, donated their money on. that's where nent the money to -- that's where they want the money to stay and they may need it at some point. >> the state legislature commended this group. where is the state legislature on this if there is no mechanism to refund the mo
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
at the hospital with a gunshot wound. both are expected to survive. >>> a first-of-its-kind law in california is being challenged. governor brown signed a bill to stop therapies aimed at turning gay and lesbians straight. a christian legal group is trying to overturn that law. the group filed a lawsuit on behalf of a psychiatrist who is also a pastor in san diego. it also names a plaintiff who has benefited from this therapy. the law takes effect january 1. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
by a new state law. besides lobbying by the environmentist groups. >> i spent two and a half weeks trying to walk on every legislative door. >> reporter: but governor brown, he signs san francisco assembly legislation that prohibits the local voters from restricting the importation of trash into a privately owned landfill. >> for me it is a huge disappointment to see the governor sign that there. >> reporter: and they feel like the other state is clearly telling them that the will of the people doesn't count. >> when the voters make a decision, about what is best in their community, i mean i think that we have as local government have a responsibility to do everything that we can to implement that in the best possible way. >> reporter: even though it was a local solano measure that assigned the law, but they say that the issue will go way beyond the county line if it was not passed. and the risk of every county and city almost across the state is having to manage their own garbage could become a reality, which would drive up cost, which would drive up prices to consumers. in some places w
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 7:30am PDT
interest in law to tell people about this? >> we do believe genetically engineered foods are a problematic, health concerns, leads to allergies and health effects showing up in the studies that have been done. environmental problems. yesterday, the new york times had a story about the massive increases in pesticide use over the last 15 years of genetically engineered crops, tied to the crops. >> is your goal to end genetically modified foods? >> it's to give consumers the choice, that's how the market is suppose to working. we decide, voting with dollars, making choices about what we eat and feed families, about what we want in the food system. >> the bottom line for families listening, is this going to increase the cost at the grocery store? the no on campaign says yes. it's going to cost hundreds of extra dollars a year to require the labels. >> they have no evidence to back that up. we think no increased cost will come of the law, it didn't happen in europe and didn't happen when we asked for trans fats. it gives them 18 months to do it. it's a straight forward labeling law. >> yes on
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, the confrontation with the law that brought the rush hour commute to a screeching halt. >> initially i thought the cough was bronchitis. >> cleaner isn't always better. how it's making some people sick. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. jobs, taxes, health care. and big bird? yes, the first presidential debate is in the books. the consensus was that mitt romney desperately needed a strong showing. and as grace lee shows us, he pretty much delivered. >> reporter: the polls show that the former governor knocked it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. only 20% said the president was the victor for the night. the man who has been fighting to show that he relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. t
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. just because they are still selling tobacco and all the smoke shops and all the stores. >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one group collected 230,000 cigarette butts which is why they won't ban ashtrays. it's okay to smoke on a sidewalk if you are walking. you just can't stay in one place. >> we're hoping that it's a self-enforced -- that people will ask others to put out their cigarettes. our goal is not to hav
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
about what treatments are given. that's explicitly prohibited in the law. but let's go back to what governor romney indicated that under his plan he would be able to cover people with preexisting conditions. well actually, governor, that isn't what your plan does. what your plan does is to duplicate what's already the law which says if you are out of health insurance for three months than you can end up getting continuous coverage and an insurance company can't deny you if it's been under 90 days. but that's already the law. and that doesn't help the millions of people out there with preexisting conditions there's a why reason governor romney set up the plan that he did in massachusetts. it wasn't a government takeover of health care, it was the largest expansion of private insurance. but what it does say is that insurers, you've got to take everybody. now, that also means that you've got more customers. but when governor romney says he'll replace it with something but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts was beca
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
law is finding strong support. easing penalties when the 3rd strike is something minor like shoplifting. the los angeles times poll shows 66% are in favor and only 20% are opposed. 14% are still undecided. >>> gay rights activists are expected to protest the insulation of the archbishop this week. oakland's bishop will take over the poe seugz this thursday. he was a key driving force behind prop 8 which banned gay marriage thought the state. parishioners say he will be welcomed at most catholic church in the castro district. >> hopefully by attending services here he will see how important this church is and what it does. there are a lot of elements in the kagtic church that hold that position, a place like this challenges that on its own level. >> last month the bishop was arrest inside san diego and charged with drunk driving and he later apologized. >>> former governor, schwarzenegger, is talking to "60 minutes" about politics, affairs and gay marriage. schwarzenegger admits to performing same sex weddings for two of his former staff members at the governor's office but h
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
time workers or those in child care. similar laws are pending in three other states. opponents insisted it would heard working families. >>> checking headlines, the trial of the woman accused of killing a nursing student begins tomorrow. he is charged with murdering the woman in a dispute over a woman. >>> tomorrow the suspect in the shooting in oakland will be back in court. he will appear is a hearing, he is accused of kill 7 people. he pleaded not guilty. >> commuters will have more options starting tomorrow morning. more trains are being added to meet demand. they will revive four discontinued trains. they say ridership hit a high in june. >>> san francisco's plastic bag ban expands. tomorrow it will no longer just be grocery stores, added to the list will be retailers, book stores and clothing stores. unless customers have a reusable bag they will be charged 10 cents for a paperback. >>> a major super market change may be facing charges for over charging customers. safeway pricing errors. julie watts with the woman who blew the whistle. >> after the first four times, okay, it is a
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
, constitutional law professor. >> both. because to win, because he's competitive, he needs to be cool. he knows that. that's the one overriding concern presented to him by his advisers. don't freak out. don't get anxious. don't get publicly visibly irritable. >> a lot of people support mitt romney over the weekend on the sunday talk shows were saying he has to be very aggressive. he really has to take it to the president. >> well, what happens in presidential debates is you have two fundamental goals as the candidate. drive your message and knock your opponent off his. and so to knock the president off his message the romney campaign knows governor romney has to be unrelenting. >> romney has an op-ed talking about his view on foreign policy. there seems to be some question within the romney camp as to whether they should even be talking about foreign policy. >> this has been an ongoing debate since the libya crisis. and in the immediate hours after that when governor romney stepped into this, his advisers said we're going to begin to prosecute this larger. if you look at that op-ed, it's not ju
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
kids. the governor just signed a new law making it harder to opt out. but as dr. kim mulvihill discovere: there's a surprising new loophole. toddler in waiting room. at tri-valley pediatrics, 1- store on the west coast... n san francisco's union squar. the clothes aren't fancy. or expensive. and that's the point. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook explains whal the fuss is, about uniqlo. ,, -those other store cards... -...preferred shopper... ...club...things... ...kept sending me coupons for cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get something extra rewards... ...for the way i shop... for buying the things i like. instant offers, points balance, right here on my smart phone. [ frank ] join today at raley's dotcom, or at your store. ...it rewards you... for being you. [ frank ] raley's, bel air, and nob hill. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. we call this our mission.mpany, green toys teaches children that if i have a milk j
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
will be given. >> there is no mechanism right now in state law to have us refund money to the coe foundation. we have reached out to them. we would like it have a conversation with them about that. we would like to keep that partnership alive. >> if they won't refund the money the group is asking the state to assure them it will only be used for henry coe state park. >>> coming up, the giants had a chance to eliminate the dodgers from the post-season. >> they did last night. plus a stands for amazing. they are in the play-offs. but could they win their division too? we'll check in on your oakland as when we come back. >> the as have done exactly that... ,,,, there is no more heartbreaking a sight than the sad. the exposed. the public testament to unrealized potential in such epic proportion. conversely, there is nothing more glorious... than the last minute comeback. ...club...things... ...kept sending me coupons for cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get so
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
finally know his real name. >> authorityies say he's a harvard law school graduate who has been wanted by the fbi for a very long time. 48 hours correspondent erin moriarty has the story. >> john donald cody has been on the run since 1984 when he suddenly fell off the grid around the same time he was accused of fraud. cody and a man named bobby thompson are one in the same person and allege he's responsible for one of the largest charity scams in u.s. history. the many faces of a man who called himself bobby thompson, a master of disguise that authorities believe was hiding a checkered past. last april, thompson, posing as a retired canadian mounty, was resting at this house in oregon. >> not dressed up in a fancy suit, just a regular person. >> being pursued by authorities in a nine-state cross country manhunt as the alleged master mind behind an organization called the united states navy veterans association, a fake charity that took in $100 million in donations over an eight-year period. authorities say the money never got to the people it was supposed to. instead, with a reputation
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
: law enforcement will be out in force. if you can't take bart, muni, caltrain or anything else, you don't drive, here's a simple tip. fill your gas tank! sounds like a big doh, but you would be surprised. >> traffic slows down, people start to idle. they are on the road for a little longer than they anticipated. just make sure you have a full tank of gas before you get started. >> reporter: you run out of gas on the road, you're stuck. tow trucks are going to get stuck in traffic, too. you think this can't happen? i'm going to admissibility i got a new car about five years ago. i ran out of gas on the bay bridge. it's a prius. and i ran out of gas. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i didn't really understand the gauge. so it is a big doh... but it can happen. and if you're stuck out of gas like that guy back there might be, you're in a lot of trouble. >> you're a big man, mike, to admit that. [ laughter ] >> so what are you doing -- which of those events are you going to? >> well, i'm going to the giants game. >> okay. i knew it. >> reporter: i hope to see them win but i'm going to walk. >> le
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for the next court appearance. >> her daughter's presence in law enforcement custody at the safeway was not enough for her to return to the scene. so i didn't think the court or the people would be comfortable that she would return to court. >> erico is being held on $500,000 bail. she is due back in court on october 16th to enter a plea. >>> a bay area man's death overseas has triggered an international health scare. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains it all traces back to a sick bat. >> reporter: it's the county's first death fr rabies in almost two decades. >> rabies still does exist in california. however, it is rare. >> reporter: a 34-year-old contra costa man died from the disease in switzerland in july. once the cdc found out, a full blown investigation started. >> there were four people that we identified that may have had contact with his saliva or other body fluids. three of those did and we offered post-exposure prophylaxis or treatment to them and they received those injections. >> reporter: investigators discovered four months before he died, the man came in contact
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
as a vegetable on school lunch menus. they wrote a lot of the health care reform law. thurber estimates $9 billion is spent every year on lobbying and related advocacy, a top lobbyist can make millions the influence of business in washington d.c. is the third largest business after government and tourism. i think there's probably 100,000 people in the industry, not lobbyists specifically but in the industry supporting all of that in washington. >> reporter: and what do clients expect from their lobbyists? we asked gary lauer, ceo of a $150 million california firm called e-health insurance, a website that lets customers shop for health insurance from 180 companies. >> i was interested in getting some lobbyists, a, who had high credibility and, b, who could frankly get some doors open so we could explain what the situation was and what we think the remedy would be. >> reporter: specifically he was seeking to change the rules of health care reform so low-income americans can use government subsidies to buy insurance througcompanies like e-health. lobbyist lanny davis agreed to represent e hea
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
a carpool, drive with people, if you are planning to come to events here in the city. >> reporter: law enforcement will be out in force. if you can't take bart, muni, caltrain or anything else, you don't drive, here's a simple tip. fill your gas tank! sounds like a big doh, but you would be surprised. >> traffic slows down, people start to idle. they are on the road for a little longer than they anticipated. just make sure you have a full tank of gas before you get started. >> reporter: you run out of gas on the road, you're stuck. tow trucks are going to get stuck in traffic, too. but just in case, there will be extra tow trucks out there this weekend. but fill your tank. in san francisco, mike sugerman, cbs 5. >>> all that traffic could put bart on track to break some records. ken bastida is live with mobile5 to show us how the transit agency is gearing up for the weekend. ken. >>> reporter: hi, liz. we're up here on the platform of the daly city bart station. 419,000 people rode bart yesterday. that is a record. you had the oracle people in town, the as game over in oakland. but the
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
with the prosecutor that she could be a flight risk. >> her daughter's presence in law enforcement custody at the safeway wasn't enough for her to return to the scene. so i didn't think the court or the people would be comfortable that if we released her today that she would come back to court just to make a court appearance. >> reporter: miss keelin allegedly abandoned her 10-year- old daughter while caught shoplifting last week fleeing all the way to nevada where she was discovered. she was just returned to santa clara county last night. she is due to be back in court on october 16th to enter a plea so for now, she is going to remain in santa clara county on $50,000 bail. reporting live in morgan hill, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> other bay area headlines. san francisco's new roman catholic leader is on probation for the next three years. archbishop salvatore cordileone pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor reckless driving stemming from his dui arrest in august down in san diego. at his installation mass yesterday, the archbishop called the incident a terrible error in judgment. >>> the dr
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
the laws of supply and demand to go into overdrive. signs like this are creating sticker shock all over california. while $5 gas isn't the norm yet, analysts warn the average price for regular could soon surpass the world's high topping $4.37 a gallon. the uptick is troublesome, but temporary. california's drivers will have reason to give thanks for lower prices by thanksgiving. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker in los angeles. >>> gas prices have been rising in other states as well because of the shortage of fuel. one exception, gas prices in texas fell by four cents a gallon last week. norah? >> there was a clear winner in wednesday's presidential debate. at least when it comes to getting all of our attention. mitt romney used public tv's big bird to make a point about spending. and, as jeff glor reports, that has triggered an avalanche of criticism. >> reporter: it was not the first time pbs has been targeted. it was, maybe, the most prominent platform. >> i'm going to stop subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i love big bird actuall
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
his mother-in-law, eunice shriver, stepped in and told maria, "if you stop him, he'll be angry for the rest of his life." and so, maria gave up her career as a tv news journalist and jumped in with both feet. >> maria shriver: as a democrat, i'm totally comfortable supporting him. >> stahl: she went out on the campaign trail, and even defended him when he was accused of groping more than a dozen women from earlier in his career. >> shriver: you can listen to all the negativity and you can listen to people who have never met arnold, or who met him for five seconds 30 years ago, or you can listen to me. >> stahl: but, by this time, arnold had already had the affair with the family housekeeper, mildred baena. and would later learn there was a son, joseph. he says there were strains in his marriage while he was governor. the day after he left office in 2011, maria wanted to talk. maria wants to have a meeting with your marriage counselor. tell us about that meeting. >> schwarzenegger: that particular visit that you're talking about was the visit where she then said, "hey, i think t
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
to due process under law. but that was if bin laden had surrendered during the rate in which he was killed. the book by journalist mark bowden entitled "the" is due out october 16. >>> baseball history was made yesterday afternoon. coming up. >> and we want to hear why your school is cool. you can send your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/cool- school and we may feature school on the air so send them in. make baseball history... ann the west. >>> welcome back. we're hoping for clear skies over san francisco this weekend as everyone is looking up. fleet week kicks off this weekend. this is a photo taken by our own weather producer billy poone. partly cloudy cool weather on saturday and sunday. so definitely bring a jacket if you are heading out to watch the blue angels. a look at your seven-day forecast is coming up. >>> and the metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's very busy as you work your way off the eastshore freeway. we are also dealing with some bart delays. better news though. those delays are improving. i'll have details on that in just a few mi
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
. my in-laws are in town. >> are they. >> so we're coming into the city. >> oh, my goodness. >> all weekend long. >> it is going to be crazy in the city. there's so many things going on. we are hoping the weather will cooperate. we'll see tooler temperatures in the bay area no getting around that, we'll see cooler temperatures. the key will be to get rid of low clouds. it will be cool enough mixing out some low clouds. but today we are starting out with plenty of clouds, by the afternoon some sunshine. but looks like temperatures going to stay cool to mild outside well below the average. and then the whole weekend looks like we'll stay below average in fact probably a little bit cooler as we head in toward sunday. this low will continue to slowly work its way toward the coastline. that is going to bring with it that cool marine air outside so that will drop the temperatures. we have delays at sfo of an hour and a half almost on arriving flights there. partly cloudy by the afternoon. around the country we are looking at 84 degrees in
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
and brings out law enforcement, often including a s.w.a.t. team. it happened in computer gamers, conservative bloggers and even singer miley cyrus. someone called the police to her home in august with a 911 call reporting shots fired. it was yet another hoax but one with serious consequences. perpetrators face a $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison if caught. >> officers put thur lives on the line. every time they get a call, they're taking their lives at risk. >> he was not home wednesday morning but later tweeted from the set of his sitcom saying "safe and sound at two and a half men. don't miss tomorrow night at 8:30. >> you have a home here as long as you want. >> reporter: it may have been a hoax but that's no reason to pass up an opportunity for a little self promotion. for cbs this morning, ben tracy, los angeles. >> self promotion aside, it's just not funny. so far they have a hard time catching the people who are responsible for doing that. >> i never heard of that before. first time i heard of it. >> that's why we're here at "cbs this morning." that's what we do. >> yes. >>
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